Tag collecting comic books

Will A New Market Evolve

We have so many books down at CGC at the moment, our shipments seem to be queueing up one behind the other with none coming back to us. We have seven monthly shipments down there now and have an eighth…

Sell High!

Back in the spring of 2021, I was having a real tough time buying comics! My ICE site went from around 600 CGC books in inventory to somewhere near 170 at the height of the madness to buy graded comics.…

OOPS!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone. Stay safe and stay positive and don’t forget to leave out the milk and cookies for Santa. This week’s post was inspired by my good friend Mike Huddleston who popped in for a coffee…

Cross Over Collecting

Last week we were packing up some toys to send down to Action Figure Authority (AFA), these folks are the CGC of toy grading and we sent them two huge boxes of goodies to grade. I got to thinking about…

Treasure Hunt

Some of the veterans will remember the Overstreet Price Guides back in the old days with their big blocks of issue numbers getting lumped in under one price, Daredevil #41-60 $4 etc. Over the years though the Guide kept breaking…

Creating Niche Markets?

This will be the last of a three week push into market analysis, we’ll change speed next week, we’ll come back to the tough stuff but only after we visit some lighter, more fun topics in the coming weeks. There…

Artists

In a Time to Collect post awhile back, I covered comic book writers and noted that hardly anyone collects comics based on writers. We can’t say the same for comic book artists, collecting comics based on favoured artists is one…

Getting Back Into The Game

But, as luck would have it, I am more familiar with Men of Steel than muscle-bound posteriors so I find my family and friends asking me what I thought of the latest Thor movie (loved it), or whether or not I bought Superman stamps (of course). There is one other question that actually comes up quite often: how do I get back into comics?

Chuck Rozanski

I don’t really do interviews. Interviewing is not a skill that I possess. I do, however, have some great conversations with names in the industry. And then I try to remember all the awesome stuff they said. This is one…

Collecting and Investing Tips #41

This week I wanted to feature a collecting focus that is beyond cool. It’s nice to have that Amazing Spider-Man run and that Batman run but thousands of those runs are being put together (with perhaps thousands more already completed). What will really impress the guests at your dinner party is the run of Feature Books you are trying to

Collecting and Investing Tips #38

Double Covers. Basically a comic book with a double cover is the result of a factory binding defect. Somehow two (and sometimes 3 or more) covers get scooped up by the rollers and get bent and stapled to the rest of the book...

Collecting and Investing Tips #35

Over the years I’ve purchased many large comic book collections. I still remember the first big collection I bought back in around 1986. There were over 7000 comics in this collection dating from the early 1940 through to the mid 1970s. This was the collection that set...

Collecting and Investing Tip #34

I remember back in the early 80s when the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide had those big 10 issue groupings for most of the major Golden, Silver and Bronze age comic book titles. Amazing Spider-Man issues #131-140 were all worth the same...